Children's Hospital Activity Kit

Kynd Kit Max

Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who has always been there for you when you were down?

  • What is something about your health that your are grateful for and why?

The Recipient

Your KyndKit MAX will be used to help children who are receiving treatment at a local Children’s hospital. These activity kits will be handed out by the hospital staff to the kids and families who could use some positivity and hope.

The Reason

The children and their families spend a great deal of time waiting for treatment, tests, and procedures. These kits help them pass the time while in the waiting room or in the hospital room.

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

* We are currently transitioning out of this step. If your kit has a reference to a Kynd Code, please disregard.

Register Your Kit to Follow It's Journey

*Starting on April 4th, we have implemented a QR code/serial number process. If you do not have a QR code on the inside of your box, please disregard this step. This QR code will be blue and has a serial number starting with KK underneath it. See example image below.
1. Locate the QR Code serial number on your Kynd Kit
  • If you have a classic kit, it will be located on the plastic bag inside the kit
  • If you have Plus or Max kit, it will be located on the inside of the box. 
2. Go to kit registration page 
  • If you are using your phone, open your camera and scan the QR code
  • If you are using your computer, click this link below and enter the serial number listed below the QR code
    • Code starts with KK 
Click here to go to kit registration page
3. Register your kit
  • Fill out the requested fields 
  • By providing this information, you will be notified when your kit is returned to Project Helping and when it is distributed to those in need 

*We will not use your information for anything besides notifying you of your Kynd Kit progress. 

4. When you have completed registering your kit, please return to this page to continue building your kit. 
5. Please ensure you include your QR serial code when returning your kit so we can scan it when we receive it.
6. You can visit at any time to check the status of your Kynd Kit. 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Completed Kynd Kits go all over the world. As you customize your kit, please refrain from using any religion or political content.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, etc.
2. Write your letter and decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed crayons, stickers, and pen to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
        • Use appropriate humor.

* Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!

3. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card
  • Please DO NOT lick the envelope shut

Decorate the Canvas Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas Tote
  • Markers
2. Decorate the canvas tote:
  • Use the enclosed markers to decorate the tote.
  • Make the canvas tote fun and colorful.
    * Builder Tip: Place a piece of paper in the bag before decorating so the markers do not bleed through. 

DIY Jigsaw Puzzle

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Small white envelope
  • Markers, crayons, pen, etc.
2. Assemble the puzzle
  • You will need to start with the puzzle assembled
3. Draw a picture or put a special message on the front of the puzzle.
  • Use the whole puzzle, filling it with color or messaging from edge-to-edge.
4. Prepare the small white envelope to hold the puzzle.
  • This envelope will hold the completed puzzle.
  • Decorate one side of the small white envelope with a picture or message.
  • Use the other side of the small white envelope to explain how to assemble the puzzle and what it will look like when it is done.
5. Take the puzzle apart and put the pieces in the envelope.
6. Seal the envelope.

DIY Binoculars

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Binoculars
  • Markers
2. Decorate the binoculars
  • Use the enclosed markers to decorate the binoculars. Use your imagination! Kids will often play a few rounds of “I Spy with My Little Eye” using this fun toy.

Decorate the Journal

1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Markers
2. Decorate the journal:
  • Decorate the front, back, inside front, and inside back cover of the journal with a picture or uplifting message.
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting messages, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

DIY Squish

1. Find the following items:
  • White stress ball
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the stress ball:
  • Using permanent markers, decorate the stress ball.
*Only use permanent markers or else it will smudge!
*Allow for some drying time.

DIY Sensory Tube

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Sensory tube
  • Glitter
  • Food dye
  • Glue
    *You will also need water
2. Fill the clear sensory tube with as much glitter as you’d like.
3. Next, put in 3-5 drops of food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the harder it will be to see the glitter so be careful if you have a darker color!
4. Carefully fill the rest of the tube up with water.
5. Take the glue and put one teaspoon (or best estimate) of glue into the tube on top of the glitter and food coloring. The glue is what makes the glitter move in the tube.
6. Seal the tube tightly then give it a good shake!

LCD Writing Tablet

1. Find the following items:
  • White label sticker
  • LCD Writing Tablet
  • Markers
2. Decorate the white label sticker:
  • Decorate the white 4″ x 4″ sticker with an encouraging/inspiring message. Peel the sticker off and stick it to the back of the LCD tablet. This way, whenever the child is using their tablet, they can see your hopeful message on the back.
*You can also write an encouraging message on the front of the tablet using the tablet pen. After you write your message, turn the tablet over and lock the screen by flipping the switch to “lock”. When the child opens their activity kit, your message will still appear on the front of the tablet. If you choose to do this, include instructions somewhere on the 4” x 4” sticker on how to unlock the screen so the child can erase your message and start using it for their own creative projects.

Peg Game

*We are currently transitioning from this activity. If you do not have these items, please skip this step.
1. Find the following items:
  • Peg game in plastic bag
  • Small sorting envelope
  • Permanent markers
2. Decorate the sorting envelope: 
  • Using permanent markers decorate the peg game and small envelope with fun/inspiring messages or pictures!
* TIP: Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Pack the peg game
  • Put the pegs for the game inside the small white sorting envelope.
  • Be sure to label the envelope so they know what is inside!

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the decorated canvas tote and put it back into the original box.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Sudoku and crossword puzzles
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • More markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Journals for teens
  • Teething rings/small baby toys
  • Chapter books and cardboard baby books
  • DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
Items not to include: 
    • Perishable items
    • Sharp objects
    • Nut food products
    • Religious or political items
    • Alcohol

Delivery Options

  • Deliver your completed kit to a local hospital or hand out to a child you know going through cancer treatments. 


  • Return your completed kit to be distributed to local hospitals.
    To get a return label, click HERE.

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  • If your company offers a Dollars for Doers program, you can submit the time you spent building your Kynd Kit to benefit Project Helping. 

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